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May 09, 2011 05:00 ET

Get Your Grill On! With Ac'cent

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - (Family Features) Backyard chefs, get ready to fire up the grills and cook up some flavor.

Whether you're cooking just for the family or for all the neighbors, make sure you've got plenty of great recipes and grilling know-how. These recipes have a little extra yum thanks to all-natural Ac'cent® Flavor Enhancer, which boosts your ingredients' already-delicious taste and has 60% less sodium than salt.
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Grilling Tips

  • Let meat rest for several minutes before slicing or serving. This lets the juices redistribute throughout the meat, which keeps it nice and juicy.
  • Slice flank steak diagonally across the grain, otherwise it will be too tough.
  • Know your ribs. Pork spare ribs come from the outer edge and tend to be leaner. Baby back ribs are shorter and are cut from the back. Country style ribs come from the shoulder area and are meatier than the other cuts.
  • When buying shrimp for grilling, make sure you get at least jumbo sized (12 to 15 per pound), or colossal (about 10 per pound). If they're much smaller, they will be harder to handle and will cook more quickly than the other ingredients on the skewer.

Cajun Burgers
Makes 4 hamburgers

1 1/2pounds lean ground beef
1/2cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper
4teaspoons Red Devil™ Cayenne Pepper Sauce
2teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed (optional)
1/2teaspoon Ac'cent Flavor Enhancer
1/2teaspoon salt

In large bowl, combine all ingredients; shape into 4 patties. Grill or broil until beef is no longer pink. Serve, if desired, on hamburger buns and top with shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese.

Grilled Salmon
Serves 6-8

16-ounce salmon fillet per person
2tablespoons Ac'cent Flavor Enhancer
2tablespoons paprika
2tablespoons cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1tablespoon fresh ground black peppercorns
2cloves of garlic, crushed
3tablespoons onion flakes
2tablespoons dried oregano

Mix all dry ingredients together with a mortar and pestle until powdery. Rub all over salmon fillets on both sides and leave for 1 to 2 hours.
Heat a ridged grill pan, chargrill or BBQ until hot.
Spread some oil over the salmon fillets and place on the grill.
Cook for 5 minutes. Turn over and cook until done. Test by poking a knife into the center of fillet and look inside; the fish should flake easily.
Serve with a mixed pasta salad.

Smokey Steak Kabobs
Serves 6

2tablespoons Wright's® Natural Hickory Seasoning
1/2teaspoon Ac'cent Flavor Enhancer
1cup coffee
1/2cup chopped onion
1/3cup oil
2pounds steak (rib-eye or sirloin) cut into 1-inch cubes
1large green pepper, cut into chunks
1/2pound fresh mushrooms
Cherry tomatoes

In a bowl, combine hickory seasoning, flavor enhancer, coffee, onion and oil. Add steak cubes and stir occasionally. Marinate 45 minutes. Drain.
Using long skewers, alternate steak cubes, green pepper chunks, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Place skewers on grill over hot coals. Grill 6 minutes, turn and grill additional 4 to 6 minutes.

Memphis-Style BBQ Sauce
Makes about 2 cups
The secret to this sauce is Grandma's Molasses -- it adds extra zest to the juicy ribs.

1tablespoon butter
1/4cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2cups ketchup
1/4cup chili sauce
4tablespoons brown sugar
4tablespoons Grandma's Molasses
2tablespoons yellow mustard
1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Wright's® Liquid Smoke
1/2teaspoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon Ortega Chile Seasoning Mix
Dash cayenne pepper

Sauté onion in butter until soft. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer about 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.

BBQ Ribs
Serves 6-8
4 slabs (about 10 pounds) pork spareribs

Dry Rub:
2tablespoons kosher salt
2tablespoons black pepper
2tablespoons onion powder
2tablespoons garlic powder

Rub on both sides of ribs and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours, or overnight.
Heat oven to 250°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Add 2 cups water to baking sheet. Place ribs on rack on baking sheet. Bake 4 hours or until very tender, adding water to pan as needed.
While ribs are baking, make BBQ sauce.
Preheat grill to medium. Place ribs on grill and baste with sauce, turning frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes.

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